will the Digital2 D554 smartphone work on Telus network?

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Will a sim card from a Huawei Y210 transfer to a Digital2 D554 smartphone?

 

http://www.staples.ca/en/Digital2-D554-8GB-Smartphone-Dual-SIM-Unlocked-Black-English/product_141349...

 

 


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Walmart's page for the same phone has the specs that Staples page is missing, so yes it should work with Telus as long as a compatible SIM card is used.

 

Be cautious of cheap phones that have an OS three versions out of date. It won't have any of the security updates or patches it likely needs and the manufacturer will never update it.


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Walmart's page for the same phone has the specs that Staples page is missing, so yes it should work with Telus as long as a compatible SIM card is used.

 

Be cautious of cheap phones that have an OS three versions out of date. It won't have any of the security updates or patches it likely needs and the manufacturer will never update it.


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"Compatible" SIM card? You mean there are more than 1 type of SIM cards?

 

How would I be able to tell if the SIMs are compatible? Who would know?

 

As far as having an out-of--date OS, consider that I'm currently using a cheap-ass Huawei Ascend Y210 with Android 2.x.

 

The D554 would be a big step up for relatively cheap.

 

 

 

And BTW, thanks for you reply, Nighthawk...

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@oldgoatroper wrote:

"Compatible" SIM card? You mean there are more than 1 type of SIM cards?


In addition to sim card sizes (mini, micro, and nano).  Different SIM's work on different frequencies.  Biggest example are the discount carriers uses AWS.

 

While the phone will work.... different LTE standards means a phone may be limited to 3G instead of 4G.  Even though you are paying for full speed.

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Actually the phone in question doesn't support LTE at all. Lacks the chipset for it.


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The specs are only mentioning 4G but no LTE in the availavle frequencies, I agree with Nighthawk.